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8:52am

Mon January 28, 2013
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Iran Claims 'Major Achievement;' Says Monkey Was Sent Into Space

An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat.
Press TV

Iranian state TV says that nation today successfully launched a "living creature into space."

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Mon January 28, 2013

7:10am

Mon January 28, 2013
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In Egypt: Protests Continue, Opposition Balks At Talks With Morsi

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 7:15 am

Mourners shouted during a funeral procession today in Port Said, Egypt, for some of those killed during Saturday's protests.
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A fifth day of "widening unrest," as The New York Times puts it, is underway in Egypt.

Clashes continue, Merrit Kennedy reports from Cairo for the NPR Newscast, even though President Mohammed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and night curfews in three provinces.

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6:39am

Mon January 28, 2013
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Brazilian Nightclub Disaster: Toxic Smoke, Barriers Blamed For Horrible Toll

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 8:59 am

Mourners at the coffin of one victim of the fire at the Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil.
Marcelo Sayao EPA /LANDOV

Survivors and authorities are telling harrowing tales of what it was like early Sunday inside the Kiss nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, where more than 230 people died as a fire swept through the building.

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5:54am

Mon January 28, 2013
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French And Malian Forces Take Airport In Timbuktu; Islamists Burn Library

A French soldier in central Mali on Sunday.
Nic Bothma EPA /LANDOV

While French and Malian forces have taken control of Timbuktu's airport in what NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports may be a turning point in their fight against Islamist extremists, there's also word that before the Islamists fled the ancient city they set fire to a library that holds "thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts."

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